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Animal Welfare

February 13, 2018
By Aaron S. Gross, PhD

Farm Forward Statement on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

With harassment prevalent in the animal rights movement, Farm Forward states the damage this does and the direct action we take to fight it.

November 7, 2017
By Farm Forward

The Human Costs of Factory Farming

The factory farming industry harms human workers as well as the living animal products they must process at breakneck speed. Learn more here.

August 17, 2017
By Farm Forward

Farm Forward Calls on USDA to Act Now

The report, titled “Animal Welfare in the National Organic Program: The USDA Must Act Quickly to Ensure Consumer Trust,” documents how farmers, retailers, and consumer advocates overwhelmingly support—and expect—stronger welfare standards for animals raised under the organic program.

March 3, 2017
By Farm Forward

Fair Food for a Fair Price

As consumers have grown more conscious about how their food is produced many have signaled their willingness to pay a premium for birds with less severe health problems raised on higher welfare farms.

February 1, 2017
By Farm Forward

What Do All of Those Animal Welfare Labels Mean?

This lack of transparency and meaning in labels is one of the main reasons we created BuyingPoultry—to help consumers cut through confusing labels and find healthier, higher-welfare poultry and egg options.

December 20, 2016
By Farm Forward

Our Biggest Year Yet

What sets Farm Forward apart from other animal welfare groups is our visionary leadership that looks beyond suffering reduction to the overall institutional and cultural change that will end factory farming.

December 14, 2016
By Farm Forward

Independent Farmers are Being Trampled by Big Ag

In a major blow to small and independent farmers the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) announced it will withdraw an interim final rule from the Obama Administration that would have set proof of harm standards under the Packers and Stockyards Act.

August 24, 2016
By Farm Forward

Connecting Faith With Food Choices

Our Faith in Food Initiative is the largest national effort to promote community-specific efforts to fight factory farming from a faith-based perspective.

July 18, 2016
By Farm Forward

Change is Coming: Revolutionary Animal Welfare Announcement for Factory Farmed Chickens

In an effort to increase transparency, Perdue Foods, one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S., has announced revolutionary animal welfare standards that will impact more than 600 million birds per year.

July 7, 2016
By Farm Forward

USDA to Propose Long-Awaited Improvements to Certified Organic Label

In response to the Trump Administration’s second delay of the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule, Farm Forward joins The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) to entreat the USDA to implement the rules without further delay

March 2, 2016
By Farm Forward

Factory Farming is Bad for Investors, Too

Factory farming isn’t just bad for animals, humans, and the planet, but also for investments! See what FAIRR is saying about the risks here.

December 23, 2015
By Farm Forward

Faith in Food: Ethical Food Initiatives

Ethics are shaped throughout history by religion’s vital role. Join us in turning to the animal activists in these religious spaces.

November 17, 2015
By Farm Forward

Celebrating Thanksgiving

Every Thanksgiving, we gather with our family and friends to celebrate what we’ve been thankful for in the past year. Thanksgiving, more than any other American holiday, also invites us to reflect on the food we put on our table.

October 28, 2015
By Farm Forward

A Revolutionary Ballot Initiative for Animals

A strong national movement is developing to ban one of the cruelest practices in animal agriculture—the use of cages and crates for confinement on factory farms.

February 6, 2015
By Ben Goldsmith

The Question of the Animal and Religion

Indecency at Kosher slaughterhouse prompted one of the trailblazing books connecting the dots between religion and animals. Learn more here.

December 29, 2014
By Ben Goldsmith

The Future of Food

American entrepreneurship has changed the world more than once and will play a key role in defeating the factory farm.

June 2, 2014
By Aaron S. Gross, PhD

Keeping Kosher Update

Unethical slaughter methods continue to be commonly used in the production of kosher meat sold in the United States and Israel, but resistance to these outdated practices is mounting due to public pressure.

December 15, 2013
By Ben Goldsmith

Are Cowboys Kinder?

Although factory farming has devastated traditional cattle husbandry, the beef industry has resisted the factory farm model more than any other form of animal agriculture (including dairy production).

December 10, 2013
By Ben Goldsmith

Anything Goes

Chickens, while sentient and with individual personalities, have been genetically modified solely for higher meat yields. Learn more here.

August 11, 2013
By Ben Goldsmith

Lassie vs Babe

How we view dogs and pigs is vastly different, but are they really so different after all? Learn more here.

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Animal Welfare
July 22, 2013
By Farm Forward

Humane Fish?

Learn more about the complexities behind why fish welfare standards have been historically lacking. Click here.

July 22, 2013
By Farm Forward

From Jacques Cousteau to Finding Nemo

With new understanding unfolding for fish sentience and ability, more individuals side with the fish on this one! Learn more here.

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Animal Welfare
January 28, 2012
By Ben Goldsmith

Striking Down Animal Welfare

A California law that has protected the public from consuming meat from animals that are too sick or injured to even stand was overturned. Learn more of the implications here.

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